Special election

Orinda City Councilmember Steve Glazer, candidate for 16th Assembly District. (CBS)

Steve Glazer Defeats Susan Bonilla In East Bay State Senate Race

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer defeated fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the east San Francisco Bay area.

05/19/2015

BART workers pose with campaign signs supporting Susan Bonilla. (CBS)

BART Workers Possibly Violated Rules For Posing With Campaign Signs In Maintenance Yards

With one week to go until a heated East Bay special election, a candidate who seeks to ban BART strikes is raising questions after some transit agency workers posed with signs backing his opponent on BART property.

05/11/2015

Steve Glazer Campaign Sign

East Bay State Senate Race Gets Dirty, Signs Vandalized, Stolen

An already heated and expensive race for the State Senate in the East Bay has gotten dirty, with campaign signs for candidate Steve Glazer being vandalized. Meanwhile, supporters of opponent Susan Bonilla say their signs are being stolen.

05/08/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Chavez Defeats Alvarado For Santa Clara Supervisor Seat

Chavez defeated Teresa Alvarado in a runoff election after the two received the most votes but fell short of a majority in June’s special election to replace disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa.

07/31/2013

George Shirakawa

Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.

06/03/2013

George Shirakawa

Special Election Set For June 4th To Fill Vacant Santa Clara Supe Seat

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former District 2 Supervisor George Shirakawa.

03/12/2013

George Shirakawa

June Special Election To Replace Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning voted to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former Supervisor George Shirakawa, who resigned Friday amid perjury and other criminal charges.

03/05/2013

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SJ Mayor Reed Seeks Higher Tax On Pot Clubs To Pay For Special Election

San Jose’s mayor is calling for an increase in the city’s tax on medical marijuana dispensaries to fund a special election on the city’s pot regulations.

11/02/2011

Jerry Brown

Brown Strikes Budget Deal With Dems, Drops Tax Vote Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown has abandoned his plan for a special election this year to ask voters to extend temporary tax hikes as a way to help close California’s budget deficit.

CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011

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